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City finds homes for 3 displaced charter schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio has made good on his pledge to find new homes for three Success Academy charter schools he blocked in February from co-locating with existing public schools.

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“No” to Testing: More and More City Parents Boycott Standardized Tests

Longer tests and more of them prompted a growing number of New York City parents and beyond this April to tell their children not to take them.

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Josh Penafiel hopes to graduate this summer.

Before and After Aspirations: The Legacy of a School Closing

Josh Penafiel dropped out of his East New York high school after it was closed by the New York City Department of Education several years ago. Now he’s trying to get his diploma, but time is running out.

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DOE Pulls Two Schools Off Closure List

The Department of Education has announced it will withdraw its proposal to close Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx and P.S. 104 in Queens, GothamSchools.org reported. The announcement came just four days before Monday’s Panel for Educational Policy meeting, where a vote will determine the fate of two dozen schools listed for closure or […]

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Solving The Puzzle: Autism in NYC Schools

The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is rising, with nearly one in 88 children diagnosed in 2011 according to the Centers for Disease Control. The rate is also rising in New York City. But there are gaps in the services available to autistic children. This semester, four students, Theo Meyer, Hema Parmar, […]

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Similar Schools, Hugely Different Report Cards

In his most recent NY Times column, Michael Winerip takes a look at two schools within walking distance from each other in the Bronx. They have similar conditions, yet one scored an “A” on its most recent city report card and the other scored an “F.” Winerip looks at the way the grades are determined […]

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Gifted Programs Struggle to Expand

The New York City Department of Education denied a “gifted-and-talented” program’s request to expand beyond elementary school. Parents say that this is one of many actions signaling the D.O.E.’s faltering support of such programs.  

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Bronx High School Follows its Grads to College

For staff members at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, checking up on their students doesn’t end with graduation.

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Department of Education Changes Tone on Data Release

Following these responses, the city’s Department of Education is distancing itself from the release, after supporting it, the Times reported. A guide sent to public school principals Friday on how to respond to teacher’s concerns said the Department of Education didn’t support the release of this data, but were required to do so by the […]

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NYC Department of Education Releases Teacher Performance Rankings

The New York City Department of Education released performance rankings of 18,000 public school teachers to the press on Friday, following a court battle to keep them hidden. As reported in the New York Times, the rankings name individual teachers and their schools, and are based on standardized test scores.

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